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December 23, 2014, Leave a Comment

If you want to become a better writer, most successful authors will tell you to start by reading.

Do you welcome the darkness of your creativity?

Writing Tip Wednesday: Demons Welcome

March 12, 2014, Leave a Comment

  “The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.” —Richard Wright, Native Son

How hard it is to destroy the characters you've created?

Writing Tip Wednesday: Let Go

March 5, 2014, Leave a Comment

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”  —Ste ...

What influences your style?

Writing Tip Wednesday: Learn by Example

February 26, 2014, Leave a Comment

“A page of Addison or of Irving will teach more of style than a whole manual of rules, whilst a story of Poe’s ...

  • How realistic does your writing sound?
    Writing Tip Wednesday: Get Real
    February 19, 2014, Leave a Comment

    Trying to achieve a realistic effect in your fiction? Take the advice of “Dickens of Detroit” author Elmore Leonard, whose short stories and novels were famously adapted to films […]

  • Are you a risk-taking writer?
    Writing Tip Wednesday: Take a Risk
    February 12, 2014, Leave a Comment

    Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” —William Faulkner Photo by Carl Van Vechten

  • What do you love about writing?
    Writing Tip Wednesday: Feel the Love
    January 22, 2014, Leave a Comment

    The author of The Orchid Thief reminds us that sometimes it’s good to get back to basics. You have to simply love writing, and you have to remind yourself […]

  • Are you trusting everyone else before yourself?
    Writing Tip Wednesday: Trust Yourself
    January 15, 2014, Leave a Comment

    Irony aside, it might be worth taking the advice of Warp and The Magicians author, Lev Grossman. Don’t take anyone’s writing advice too seriously.” – Lev Grossman Photo Credit